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Melbury Abbas, Dorset

6 beds | 4 baths | 3 receptions | Guide price £1,500,000 | 22.6 Acres


  • 3 bedroom residence
  • 1 bedroom attached Annexe
  • 2 bedroom holiday let
  • Agricultural Barn
  • 4 Stables & lunge pen
  • Camping and associated facilities
  • About 2.5 acres of Christmas Trees
  • About 8.2 acres of mature mixed woodland
  • Total about 22.6 acres

Unique tourism, leisure and equestrian property with multiple income streams,
situated in an attractive peaceful rural location. About 22.6 Acres

Melburyvale Farm has been developed into an exciting Tourism
and Leisure business over the past few years with multiple income
streams and further potential to grow income. The property is situated
in an idyllic and peaceful location, neighbouring the mill pond.

SITUATION
Shaftesbury 2 miles, Gillingham 7 miles, Tisbury 10 miles, Blandford
Forum 10 miles, Salisbury 20 miles
International airports: Bournemouth Airport 25 miles, Southampton
43 miles, Bristol 53 miles
Mainline Train Services: Tisbury to London Waterloo in 125 mins,
Gillingham to Waterloo 160 mins

Melburyvale Farm is situated in a peaceful rural position on the
outskirts of Melbury Abbas and the Cranborne Chase Area of
Outsanding Natural Beauty as well as Fontmell and Melbury Downs
just down the road. Local facilities include a cafe, winery, pub,
village hall, sports field and church. More comprehensive shopping
can be found at Shaftesbury which also provides a gym, theatre and
leisure facilities at the Royal Chase Hotel.

Education The West Country is excellently catered for with a range
of private schools in the area including Bryanston, Sandroyd, Port
Regis & Clayesmore. Primary schools are located in Shaftesbury.
For more details see www.isci-sw.co.uk for independents and
www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/ education for state schools information.

Local, Sporting & Recreational There are good shopping facilities
in Shaftesbury to the North, Blandford to the South and Salisbury to
the East. Racing is at Bath, Wincanton & Salisbury. There is a leisure
centre in Shaftesbury with a pool at the Royal Chase Hotel, as well
as a gym and theatre, there is an outdoor pool in Tisbury. The Oasis
swimming pool is also in Shaftesbury. Golf is at Rushmore Golf Club
set in the beautiful countryside of the Cranborne Chase. Melbury
Vale Winery is located nearby with tastings and wine tours.

MELBURYVALE FARM
Melburyvale Farm has been developed into an exciting Tourism
and Leisure business over the past few years with multiple income
streams and further potential to grow income. The property is situated
in an idyllic and peaceful location, neighbouring the mill pond.

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
The residential properties enjoy a good degree of privacy from the
equestrian and tourism & leisure facilities, which also overlook the
mill pond. The gated drive has parking for numerous vehicles, with a
carport under the annexe. The properties comprise;

Melburyvale Cottage
• Porch
• Kitchen
• Vaulted Living/dining room
• Utility
• Master Bedroom with
ensuite and study area
• Two further bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
• Doorway to connect
annexe

Annexe
• Open plan living/studio
space with kitchenette
• Double Bedroom with
ensuite.
• Balcony

Holiday Let
• Kitchen/Living Room
• Wetroom
• Two Bedrooms
• Separate parking to the
Cottage and Annexe


GARDEN
The garden sits privately between the property and outbuildings and
is mainly laid to lawn with uninterrupted views of the rolling hills. The
garden is home to white grape vines as well as a summerhouse, perfect
for a home office.
• Summerhouse
• Vines


The equestrian facilities are set well back from the road with the stables
overlooking the paddocks, with both mains electric and water.
• Four timber stables,
tackroom & store
• Lunge Pen
• Field Shelters
• Potential for arena (STPP)
• About 10 acres of Grazing
pasture

FARM BUILDINGS
Purpose built agricultural barn with concrete floor and both mains
water and electric, offers potential for a class Q dwelling (STPP) or
alternatively American barn stabling. There is also a smaller barn
attached to the east side.
• 3000sqft Agricultural Barn
• 2 bay Barn, 620sqft
• 10 solar panels
• Potential for class Q
development (STPP)
• About 10 acres of Grazing
pasture

TOURISM & LEISURE
The property generates significant Income from tourism and leisure.
Firstly from the holiday let and annexe, secondly from the Camping
& Glamping site under the 28 day ruling. Thirdly there is in the
agents opinion significant further potential subject to planning for a
commercial campsite.
• Shower & WCs
• Holiday Let and Annexe
(Potential and demand for
more subject to PP)
• Glamping – Showman`s
Caravan ( Not included in
guide price )
• Camping by lake – 28 days
per annum
• Former Mountain Bike trail
• Farm Buildings with
potential for alternative uses
• Potential for Tree Houses in
Woodland ( Subject to PP)

WOODLAND
• About 2.5 acres of mature
Christmas Trees
• About 8.2 acres of mature
mixed broad leaf woodland

LAND
The land lies to the north of the property and the gently sloping pasture
is subdivided into seven fields. The pond sits on the Westley boundary
and commands an elevated position overlooking Melbury Vale Vines
and towards West Melbury.
• Seven fenced paddocks
• Mains water
• Spring fed Pond
• Stream frontage on the
River Sturkel
• Pasture about 10 acres
• Total About 22.6 acres

AGENTS NOTES
Property Misdescriptions Act 1991
Fox Grant and their clients give notice that:
1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to
the property.
2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the
property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as
statements or representations of fact.
3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans
are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed
that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and
Fox Grant has not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy
themselves by inspection or otherwise.
Local Authorities Dorset Council Tel: 01305 251010
EPC TBC
Council Tax Band D
Services Mains water and electric, private drainage, solar and oil central heating.
Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and garden ornaments
are excluded from the sale.
Tenure The property is sold as Freehold and will be sold with vacant possession on
completion.
Particulars Prepared by Rose Grant March 2022

Property Code
TL, SH, CV, EQ, FL



Directions
From the Royal Chase Hotel Roundabout take the exit signposted A30/
Salisbury Road. Almost immediately, turn right onto the B3081 towards
Cann Common, follow this road for approximately 1km and then turn right
onto Mill Hollow Lane. Continue for about 400m and then turn right, the
entrance to Melbury Vale Farm will be found on your right with the double
metal gates.

Notice
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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